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India revives century-old movie “magic lantern”

PANAJI, India (Reuters) – Long before the lights, cameras and the action came to Bollywood, a family armed with a “magic lantern” breathed life into stories from Hindu mythology to audiences across India.

Nearly 120 years later, the same device — essentially a projector with colorful hand-painted glass slides — is enthralling modern cinema lovers at the annual International Film Festival of India, which is being held in Goa.

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      "Tony Tharakan is Editor, India Online and looks after the Reuters India website, managing the desk's 24/7 operations in New Delhi. He has been with Reuters since September 2006 and has previously worked with The Times of India and Press Trust of India. He holds post-graduate degrees in journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and in English from Hindu College, Delhi University."
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